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Hi I'm Stephanie!!

I was born into the Church and have an absolute LOVE for children with Special Needs. I am a MORMON

About Me

I am 23 years old living in mesa. I come from a family of 9 children, two fathers and both my parents are business owners. I grew up without a father most of my childhood years until my mother remarried the summer before my sophmore year in high school. We relocated to Mesa where they reside with 3 children still living at home and are a happy family. In high school I was very much into singing, soccer, cross country, pretending I knew how to wakeboard and was also a social butterfly. Sports kept me going through school and for that I am grateful. I love Children and when I graduated high school, my first church calling was to teach the 7 year old class. I currently attend Grand Canyon University Online for Early Childhood Development with an emphasis on Special Needs Children.

Why I am a Mormon

I was fortunate enough to be born into the church! I was active in all my callings and activities up through my freshman year of College! I absolutely loved going to church and all my LDS friends were amazing. When I turned 19, I ran into The Crowd. You know the one, influences outside the church that want you to do what they are doing. Well it worked on me and I fell away from The Church for about 4 years. Partying, some drugs, boys and always needing to be seen at the clubs, bars etc were my thing. I started dating a non member and we almost married. I dropped out of school and was living paycheck to paycheck bouncing from job to job. Was very often unable to pay for rent and unable to ask my parents for help. I moved to phoenix after about three years of being inactive and was in a very bad place in my life. I felt I needed to change my life around but did not know anybody. I went to the nearest church building and before I even got through the door, a member of the singles ward stopped to say hi. She was there in a meeting and just getting ready to leave. I told her who I was and that I was new to the area. We exchanged numbers and met up later for lunch. I spoke of my past and how I was no longer practicing and didn't have the desire to do so anymore. She was heartbroken from my stories and how I was not willing to open back up to the church. I left her there knowing I would never see her again because of the way I had verbally put the church down. A few weeks went by and she showed up at my door with an invitation to an activity she was throwing and said that it wasn't at the church bldg that she simply wanted to hangout. After a few weeks of a friendship with her, I was hooked back into the church and really could not get enough of it. I had found a steady job that I loved, an apartment I could afford and friends that didn't pressure me. I am a Mormon because of my friends that believed enough in me to not give up!

How I live my faith

As of now, I am an avid scripture reader, church go-er and fhe attendee. I pray every chance I can get because my relationship with my heavenly father is so sacred to me. He is the reason (as well as my faith) I am as genuinely happy as I am today. I sing in the ward choir and volunteer at almost any activity or project the church needs help in. Pass along cards are my favorite form of conversation starters and I give them out like water bottles! I have had the Gospel released from my life on multiple occasions that I am unwilling to ever give it up again. My morning routine always consists of a prayer, a scripture or thought/quote and a Mormon Message from LDS.org. I pick a topic on a daily basis that I may have had an issue with the day prior and focus on making that aspect of my life better for the day. I try to constantly focus on the fact that I am a Daughter Of God and am always loved by him.